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Bosnia's stock indices mostly rise in week ended March 15

Bosnia's stock indices mostly rise in week ended March 15 License: Creative Commons CC0

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), March 15 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges - in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mostly higher this week, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed at 765.71 points on Friday, up from 754.58 points last week.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, ended at 1,199.25 compared to 1,182.00 points last Friday.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, rose to 751.95 points from 737.60 points.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), decreased to 11,223.35, from 11,232.15 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) is based in the other entity, the Serb Republic.

The BLSE’s benchmark index, the BIRS, closed at 716.91 points on Friday, up 1.99% from a week earlier.

Bosnia's ZTC Banja Vrucica a.d. Teslic [BANJ:BVRU-R-A] generated the biggest trading turnover of 1.8 million marka on the BLSE's official market this week.

The BLSE’s total trading turnover shrank to 2.2 million marka from 39 million marka last week. This week's turnover has been generated in 224 transactions.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)